Teaching Film History with the Media History Digital Library - January 19, 2022
From Ben Pettis
An Online Workshop with Liz Clarke, Paul Monticone, Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece, and Eric Hoyt
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
3:00 PM Central / 4:00 PM Eastern
The Media History Digital Library (MHDL) has now digitized more than 3 million pages of film and broadcasting books and periodicals for broad public access. How can the MHDL's large collection and its discovery platforms, Lantern and Arclight, be leveraged toward the teaching of film history?
This workshop brings together three instructors of film history who have developed creative and engaging assignments for students using the MHDL. The assignments, which are available on the MHDL's Teaching webpage, range from carefully reading
several consecutive issues of the same journal to look for debates within the industry, to examining the same film from multiple methodological frameworks, to writing a silent film using the advice from screenplay manuals of the late-1910s. Liz Clarke
(Brock University), Paul Monticone (Rowan University), and Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) will each discuss the assignments they developed. The workshop will be moderated by Eric Hoyt (University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director
Thank you to the ACLS for supporting this workshop as part of the Globalizing and
Enhancing the Media History Digital Library initiative.of the MHDL).